Neblina Forest Birding Tours

NEBLINA FOREST , was a great help to Noah on his big year 2015

Birding Without Borders

Day 65: Entering Ecuador

Noah returns to a familiar country, and breaks the 1,500-mark.

March 6, 2015, Quito, Ecuador — I landed in Quito at 2:30 a.m., and a local birder named Xavier Munoz was waiting at the airport. He took me straight to the Puembo Birding Garden, an accommodation he runs with his wife Mercedes, where I grabbed two hours of sleep before Mercedes was up with breakfast and coffee at 5:15 a.m. Xavier had arranged for me to spend the day with a sharp, thirty-something Ecuadorian birder named Manuel Sanchez, who arrived at Puembo with a driver named Jose at 5:30, and we headed off to explore the cloud forest.